She's best known as the author of Harry Potter, which has achieved worldwide reknown, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies.
Ernest Hemingway (July 21, 1899 - July 2, 1961) was one of America's most popular authors.
Context is central to any historical narrative. This is certainly true regarding the Spanish Civil War.
Styron was best known for his novels, including "Lie Down in Darkness," "The Confessions of Nat Turner," and "Sophie's Choice."
After he became president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela continued to read, to quote and to love William Shakespeare.
Millions who have never read the book have seen the film version starring Henry Fonda and directed by John Ford.
History is a curious thing, full of drama, intrigue, plot twists, misadventures. Howard "Stretch" Johnson's memoir is similarly curious.
Bohemians would appear to be the book Paul Buhle has been waiting to introduce his entire lengthy career as a writer and editor.
I sat down last weekend, intending to read for 30 minutes or so, and ended up devouring Redefining Realness cover-to-cover in five hours.
More historians are beginning to paint a more objective, balanced, and positive picture of the role of the CPUSA in the U.S. labor movement.